August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday {7}

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming books.




Fever by Lauren DeStefano


Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.  
Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.  
The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion...by any means necessary.  
In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: February 21, 2012

I recently finished Wither and loved it. It didn't have a cliffhanger ending that made me NEED that second in the trilogy but I enjoyed the world and the characters more than enough to be excited for the next book all the same. I look forward to seeing more of Rhine and Gabriel. I'm hoping Fever will show us even more of the dystopian world and maybe answering some of my burning questions concerning it.

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